Exposition from 16.10.2020 until 21.02.2021
Guided visit in English by Ruud Priem, curator of the exhibition.
The exhibition shows masterpieces from the Haukohl Family Collection, probably the most important ensemble of Florentine Baroque art outside of Italy. Before the tour initiated by the MNHA in 2018 in Germany, the collection assembled over more than 35 years has never been shown in Europe. The works clearly demonstrate that the Florentine artists of the 17th and early 18th centuries influenced European art history to a far greater extent previously perceived. Allegories, religious motifs, genre scenes and portraits by Jacopo da Empoli, Felice Ficherelli, Francesco Furini and Onorio Marinari form the core of the collection.
Several works from the MNHA collection are also shown for the first time, such as Pier Dandini’s Banquet of Cleopatra and Mark Antony or Ottavio Vannini’s portraits of the evangelists Luke and John. As a whole, the exhibition shows the deep interest of the Florentine Baroque for science and for painting based on “disegno” (drawing or preliminary study). Most art works also feature magnificent (partly even historical) frames, enhancing the unadulterated flair of the baroque.
Visual : Giovan Domenico Ferretti (1692-1768) - Harlequin and his companion - Oil on canvas.
Bärbel Aubert will welcome the Amis des Musées for this Midi de l'Art.
Very important :
Following the recent sanitary recommendations, the museums and other cultural institutions are obliged to respect a maximum of only few persons per group (including the guide).
In case you wish to participate to a visit, it is mandatory that you are member of the Amis des Musées, have registered and that you will be present at the visit under condition that you received a due confirmation.
For the visit we recommend the respect of the security recommendations by wearing a mask, disinfecting your hands and keeping a distance of 2 meter minimum to to the other participants.